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Sefton is an area of inequalities. Providing health information online fails to reach many people who would benefit. One solution is providing information via TV; and Looking Local does this. It can be accessed on cable, satellite and mobile phone as well as online. It links to content from websites like NHS Choices, Jobcentre Plus and Transport Direct. Users can also book GP appointments.
Couch to 5K is a nine week running plan that helps absolute beginners to get into running through a series of podcasts that guide them through the sessions, telling them when to run and when to walk. The podcasts can be downloaded onto an MP3 player or mobile phone and are available from both the NHS Choices website and iTunes.
Dr Shanker Vijay of Hillview Surgery in Ealing created a YouTube channel to widen its communication with patients. Then he created a channel for NHS Ealing and its successor, the Ealing GP Commissioning Consortia, starting with videos to raise awareness of breast and bowel cancer in different languages. Finally, Dr Vijay created a third channel to help local practices with EMIS Web training.
Bupa's Helping You Find Healthy campaign is built around enabling everyone in the UK to find their version of health. Bupa created a UK Facebook page with a health calculator application that allows users to make health pledges, track their progress and invite friends. Each pledge is backed by tailored content for achieving it.
The King's Fund held an International Telehealth Summit in March 2011 and wanted to share the event with as many people as possible, while generating input from the wider UK health IT community. This was achieved through an integrated social media campaign that combined top-quality live video and with real-time social media to host discussion.
"Since winning our award both the Trust and team have been inundated with interest and now have other Trusts queuing up to buy our dashboards. This is great for the Trust as any money received can be reinvested into our front care services.
"The whole assessment process was slick and well thought out from start to finish and the actual award night was an event I now never want to miss!"
Mark Singleton - Head of Business Intelligence
"Winning an EHI Award made all sorts of people sit up and take notice. We've been funded to roll out our open source software across the whole NHS"
Fred Mayall - Consultant Cellular Pathologist
"After all the hard work that has gone into the 'myhealth@qehb' portal it was fantastic for the team to win the EHI award. It has certainly raised the profile of our system and encouraged us to achieve more in the future."
James Ferguson - Consultant Hepatologist
"Following winning the EHI Awards, this has certainly raised the profile of our work. We have experienced high volumes of enquiries from the healthcare sector wishing to discuss our involvement in the project. Our experience with the EHI Awards team has been excellent, and the awards have really ensured that the right people are hearing about the innovative work we are doing!"
Jordan Arkell - Business Relationship Executive, Blithe Computer Systems
"Winning the EHI Rising Star Award in 2014 has been a great and somewhat surreal experience. The awards night was a great event that helped highlight all the good work the team has been doing, provided lots of feel good factor, and gave an opportunity for us all to share our work and ideas with our chief executive for an evening."
David Newton - Programme Manager
"Winning the EHI Product Innovation Award 2014 for the Silhouette digital wound assessment system has given the company and our innovator customers due recognition for advancing clinical practice. It's been highly motivation for everyone to keep up the great work to improve patient care."
Achala Patel - Director
"Being publicly assessed and recognised for these efforts by such a prestigious, independent authority in the healthcare sector was extremely rewarding to everyone involved. These awards also help to boost and reinforce Patient.co.uk's and EMIS Group's authority and standing as leading and trusted healthcare brands."
Stella Bolam - Social Media and Content Manager
"Winning EHI's Digital NHS Trust of the Year 2014 has been a real feel good factor for Barts Health and has helped us to raise the profile of our healthcare informatics agenda more widely across our staff base, our executive board and to our Partners within East London. I am extremely glad we took part."
Luke Readman - Chief Information Officer